Vancouver Practitioners Express Concern about Singapore Case
(Clearwisdom.net) Upon hearing that the Singaporean government recently arbitrarily canceled a Falun Gong practitioner's residence permit and attempted to deport her to China, Vancouver practitioners expressed concern and called upon the Singaporean government to choose to side with the righteous.
Ms. Nie Ge was once subjected to the same persecution years ago in Singapore. However, the Canadian government later accepted her as a refugee and she now lives in Vancouver. She has a first-hand understanding of the practitioner's situation in Singapore.
After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, Ms. Nie was subjected to detention by the Chinese authorities four times in one and a half years. Ms. Nie traveled to Singapore in November 2002 to visit her only daughter, and was issued a five-year long-term visitor's visa, valid until May 2009. The Singaporean Ministry of Manpower approved her work permit three times. However, in June 2006, the Singaporean authorities suddenly announced that her work permit and visitor's visa were canceled, and ordered her to leave Singapore in seven days. After that, two police officers and two plainclothes police officers arrived at Ms. Nie's workplace. They handcuffed her hands behind her back and forcibly took her downstairs from the sixth floor and put her into a police vehicle, intending to deport her to China.
Ms. Nie later managed to leave Singapore and sought asylum in another country. After three years of hardship, Ms. Nie arrived in Vancouver, Canada in April 2009. With regard to the current situation of the Singaporean government attempting to deport Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Cui Erqin, who was accompanying her son in his studies in Singapore, Ms. Nie said that although Singapore claims to be a democratic country, it has become a vassal of the CCP. Dozens of Falun Gong practitioners have been forced to leave Singapore. She called upon the Singaporean government to correct its mistake and choose to side with the righteous.
Ms. Liu, who had lived in Singapore for nine years and later immigrated to Vancouver, also witnessed the Singapore government's misdeeds in following the CCP in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. She hopes that the Singapore government can understand the truth, and not follow the CCP's lead in persecuting Falun Gong.
Vancouver practitioners call upon people of conscience throughout the world to step forward to help stop this persecution that has persisted for eleven and a half years in China.